Friday, January 4, 2013

Holiday Gifts (A Little Late...)

I know, the holidays are over... I meant to post this a few weeks ago, but just never got around to pushing "publish".

 I have 6 wonderful moms who volunteer in my classroom each week. I am so grateful for their help each week. I work in a district where I could probably have 26 (or more) wonderful parent volunteers each week. Lucky - I know. Having to "limit" the number of volunteers is a problem that every teacher probably would like to have. 

I gave each of my volunteers a small gift this year. It's really not much considering how much support they provide for my students...but they seemed to like it. I found the idea here on Pinterest.  If you visit the original link, you can download the tags. The photo below is my own display of hope soap.

The gift that my students made for their parents is also an idea from Pinterest.   They made tree ornaments out of 3 cardstock triangles, a little bakers twine and a jingle bell.  My students were really proud of the way they turned out.  You can find the original source here.  The girls over at Eighteen 25 used the same cardstock for the whole ornament.  In the spirit of being flexible (not exactly an easy thing to do), I let my kids choose any 3 triangles they wanted.

Today, I'm crafting at home.  It's part of my plan to practice my OLW - relax. 


  1. Thanks for sharing these ideas! Love them both, pinned them both! (I am also a 1st grade teacher in Michigan! PLymouth-Canton district.) I enjoy your blog! Thanks! :)

  2. i really like the ornaments! Hope you had fun crafting! What did you make?! :)

    Smiles from 2nd Grade